(La"ver*ock) n. [See Lark the bird.] The lark. [Old Eng. & Scot.] [Written also lavrock.]
(La"vic) a. See Lavatic.
(Lav"ish) a. [Akin to E. lave to lade out; cf. AS. gelafian to refresh, G. laben.]
1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
2. Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
Let her have needful, but not lavish, means.Shak.
Syn. Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant; immoderate. See Profuse.
(Lav"ish), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lavished (-isht); p. pr. & vb. n. Lavishing.] To expend or bestow
with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
(Lav"ish*er) n. One who lavishes.
(Lav"ish*ly), adv. In a lavish manner.
(Lav"ish*ment) n. The act of lavishing.
(Lav"ish*ness), n. The quality or state of being lavish.
(||La*v"si*um) n. [NL., fr. Lavoisier, the celebrated French chemist.] (Chem.) A supposed
new metallic element. It is said to have been discovered in pyrites, and some other minerals, and to be
of a silver-white color, and malleable.
(La*volt" La*vol"ta) n. [It. la volta the turn, turning, whirl. Cf. Volt of a horse, Volta.] An old
dance, for two persons, being a kind of waltz, in which the woman made a high spring or bound. Shak.
(La*vol`ta*teer") n. A dancer of the lavolta.
(Lav"our) n. A laver. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(La"vrock) n. Same as Laverock.
(Law) n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. lög, Sw. lag,
Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to
make to stand. See Lie to be prostrate.]